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Aussie domination on both sides of the Atlantic

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auscyclefan94 said:
Yes, the americans have george w bush!

Well we do not nessercarily look up to the yanks. I guess there heads are too far stuck up there bums to realise Australia is even a country. So we should not look up to them.


The spelling may be crap but I like the sentiment ....
 
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I like it here. without fail, every thread resorts to somesort of US/UK/AUS slanging match.

Where else on the Web can we find such entertainment.:)
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
Yes, the americans have george w bush!

Well we do not nessercarily look up to the yanks. I guess there heads are too far stuck up there bums to realise Australia is even a country. So we should not look up to them.

You have a country, I thought it was a penal colony? Who knew?
 
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santacruz said:
ordered a few cases of vegimite today, hoping to see a performance boost in the coming weeks.. keep your eyes on the cat 4 results!!

HOF :D

Thoughtforfood said:
You have a country, I thought it was a penal colony? Who knew?

i lol'd.

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Australia sure are having a great week though. Good on 'em.

ANd yes... wiggans doesn't even deserve a mention in comparison to evans (on the road).
 
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TRDean said:
This from a 20 something university student who acts like a little girl in his love of Evans....pees his pants at the sound of his name... haha

So ACF is a guy?

If ACF was a girl, I would understand the fascination with Evans.
 
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issoisso said:
There's no need to be homophobic.

Nah I'm not homophobic. Far from it. I just thought the way ACF talked that ACF was a girl. That's all.

I'm as speechless as I was when I watched the latest episode of 24 that aired in the states tonight.
 
Folks, there's too many Aussie threads on this forum. I have a lot of time for Australia and Australians, but this is just bonkers. ;)

I would like to see more Aussies of the Phil Anderson / Allan Peiper type, though. Hard nut rouleurs with legs like trees. All these ex-trackies look like those delicate models one sees in toothpaste commercials.
 
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Moondance said:
So what? You swoon whenever you see anyone from Skil-Shimano (which happens rarely, anyway)

Not even close paL!! I make no excuses for being a Skil fan...but I have never called any of them GOD, or acted like a screaming boy band fan...and if that was an attempt to slight Skil...so what. Any moron can be a fan of a great rider or team...I'll take the little teams anyday...

Swoon??
 
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L'arriviste said:
Folks, there's too many Aussie threads on this forum. I have a lot of time for Australia and Australians, but this is just bonkers. ;)

I would like to see more Aussies of the Phil Anderson / Allan Peiper type, though. Hard nut rouleurs with legs like trees. All these ex-trackies look like those delicate models one sees in toothpaste commercials.

I would like to see more Aussies like Isla Fisher (Born in Oman, but an Australian citizen.)
 
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L'arriviste said:
Folks, there's too many Aussie threads on this forum. I have a lot of time for Australia and Australians, but this is just bonkers. ;)

I would like to see more Aussies of the Phil Anderson / Allan Peiper type, though. Hard nut rouleurs with legs like trees. All these ex-trackies look like those delicate models one sees in toothpaste commercials.

What O'Grady not hard enough? That is a big call, bit like saying Jens is not willing to do a pull :p

(and he was a trackie)
Seriously the Funding from government goes in to track programs, so much so that young guys who want to be rode riders (most of them) ride track to help with those leg ups. That shapes the generations that come through. There are exceptions are guys like Hausler (who left to go to a German sport school) and Evans, who came via mountain bikes, Gerrans, who was discovered by Phil Anderson, but not a heap. That track background is hard though, and it is why every big name sprinter loves an Aussie (or Kiwi) in the lead out train, last man to drop 'em off
 
Notso Swift said:
What O'Grady not hard enough? That is a big call, bit like saying Jens is not willing to do a pull :p ...

These are excellent examples, of course, and I found the rest of your post very interesting: you underlined in practical terms just how generational this thing is. I just meant that I'd like to see more of that type of guy. :)

Actually, this institutional springboard thing is great for young riders. Makes me wonder what had to happen for the Anderson-Peiper generation to fly to Paris and start there. How did they afford it? Who helped them? I did read Kimmage's book years ago - I'm talking specifically about the bit on his time in the Peugeot foreign legion - and I can't remember now if he explained the machinations of his leap from the old country.
 
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Nick777 said:
ACF.. wears his heart on his sleeve, is blatantly a Cadel fan & not ashamed to broadcast it. May go a little over the top sometimes.

yes, i do go over the top sometimes to bate people to react and it works a treat. though when he wins i am still very happy.
 
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Anderson was club racing at Hawthorne and then someone associated with the club (French Chef IIRC) arranged time at ACBB in France, he already had an Amateur Australian Championship, he went to the Commonwealth Games in Canada (which he won) then straight to France, he said that he thought how hard can it be, after all he had just one the Commonwealth games... then he found out! ACBB happened to be a Peugeot feeder club

There was a piece on him in Ride just recently

Peiper was also at Hawthorn

So where Europeans come through Road and Cross, tiered feeder teams (Rabobank is a perfect example) we don't have that system, BUT things may change with Fly V and Virgin Australia as its feeder, more like a euro system

(Also note in the first one I meant Road, not Rode - oops)
 
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Notso Swift said:
Anderson was club racing at Hawthorne and then someone associated with the club (French Chef IIRC) arranged time at ACBB in France, he already had an Amateur Australian Championship, he went to the Commonwealth Games in Canada (which he won) then straight to France, he said that he thought how hard can it be, after all he had just one the Commonwealth games... then he found out! ACBB happened to be a Peugeot feeder club

There was a piece on him in Ride just recently

Peiper was also at Hawthorn

So where Europeans come through Road and Cross, tiered feeder teams (Rabobank is a perfect example) we don't have that system, BUT things may change with Fly V and Virgin Australia as its feeder, more like a euro system

(Also note in the first one I meant Road, not Rode - oops)


When Anderson came up...was there any system at all in Australia at the time? I kinda equate him with Jock Boyer in the US...really made their own way in the sport...thanks.
 

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